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Genealogy - September, 1991

Issue: September, 1991

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on Lewis Dowell born 1801 in Virginia. He later moved to Hawkins County and Gibson County, Tennessee. He married Nancy , who was born in 1806 in Tennessee. Who were Lewis parents and where in Virginia was he born? Were there other children? When did the Dowell family come to the United States? I'd appreciate any information.

Jimmy E. Dowell
7233 Beechnut -B
Houston, Texas 77074

[Dear Editor,]
Seeking information on John Horton of Carroll County, VA., probably born around 1750-60. We have nothing on John Horton except that he was Joseph's father and was a Quaker. (Information of Joseph found in books by John Perry Alderman.)

Benjamin M. Horton
6019 Pullen Court
Barboursville, WV 25504

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on Bolt or Goad family. My mother was Mandy Bolt; her father was Johnny or John Bolt. Her sisters were Adaline, Ruth, America. Her brothers were Tom, John, Claberiane. My mother and father were raised in Carroll or Floyd County, Va. My father was called Jim Henry Goad. His first name might have been James. His brothers were Budy, Tom, Ranzy. He had one sister, Lizzie married Marion Dalton. My brothers: Harrison, Ingram, Wise and sister Cosby Branscome were born up there. Noah and Lafette (Jake) and myself (Sarah) were born in Pulaski, Va.

I would appreciate any information. I know I have some relatives I would love to hear from. There was a writing about Thomas and Della Belcher— that was Uncle John's daughter. I visited them once. If anyone knows anything of my relatives, please write me.

Sarah Grubb
380 Club House Drive, N.W.
Roanoke, Virginia 24019

[Dear Editor,]
Seeking information about the Samples family. Will exchange information.

Kathleen Gordon
609 Ives Drive
Aberdeen, North Carolina 28315

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to correspond with any descendants of John Godfried Nathur from Culpepper Co., Va, Madison Co. and Washington Co., Va. I am descended of Nathan Nathur who came to Licking County, Ohio in 1831 from Culpepper. He married Jemeniona Berry in 1931 in Culpepper, Va. Would like any information on the Berry family.

Nola Mile Rogers
309 Darlene Drive NE
Newark, Ohio 43055